GARLAND, Margaret

1903 - 1998

As Margaret Withycombe, she was born at St Albans, Hertfordshire on 23/24 May 1903, daughter of John Gidley Withycombe, and his wife Ellen Hannah née Bell (6 January 1872-1 May 1937), who married at Islington, London in 1901. In 1911, Margaret was a 7-year-old, living at The Street, East Bergholt, Suffolk with her 36-year-old mother Ellen and two sibling sisters, Elizabeth Gidley 8 and Ellen Joyce 6, both born at Farnborough, Hampshire, her father was managing the family's farm in Devon. In 1926, Margaret was a 22-year-old teacher, living at West Cottage, Bitterne, Hampshire when she sailed for South Africa but had returned to England by 1932 when she married at Hampstead, London, Thomas Onsworth Garland (30 December 1903-8 February 1993), a medical officer of health, and painted under the name of Margaret Garland. A sculptor, painter, writer, and broadcaster and in 1939, was living at 'Glenkendie', Harborough Road, Desborough, Northamptonshire with her husband and two sons Tomson and Nicholas. As Margaret Withycombe she exhibited at the Royal Academy from 64 Northlands Road, Southampton in 1931 a sandstone head 'Cape coloured Boy' and from West End Lodge, West End, Southampton in 1932 two sculptures 'Bathing Boy' a statue and 'Sembi' a bronze head. Margaret Garland died at Oxford on 17 April 1998. The author of 'Art Smart: Basic Drawing for Beginners'.

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